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International Conference on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, Decommissioning, Environmental Protection and Remediation: Ensuring Safety and Enabling Sustainability

6–10 November 2023, Vienna, Austria

Conference on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, Decommissioning, Environmental Protection and Remediation 2023

Registration for Virtual Attendance as an Observer

Those who would like to follow the conference virtually through the IAEA Conference and Meetings App as an observer only, should register using the following link:

» Observer Registration Virtual Attendance Only →


When is the right time to discuss interrelationships between safety & sustainability in radioactive waste management, decommissioning, environmental protection & remediation? See our pre-conference webinar here.

In cooperation with the European Commission (EC), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an autonomous international organization within the United Nations system and is a global forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the peaceful uses of nuclear technologies. The IAEA develops, adopts, and provides for the application of safety standards, which serve as a global reference for protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionising radiation and contribute to a harmonized high level of safety worldwide.

In line with its ‘Atoms for Peace and Development’ mandate, the IAEA also supports Member States in their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals1. The 17 SDGs2 are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by all 193 countries of the UN General Assembly in September 2015. Read more →

Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the event is to provide a forum for exchanging information, experiences, and anticipated future developments for keeping the highest levels of standards on safety and managing the interrelationships between safety and sustainability, in the context of the themes and topics of the conference. The event will be focused on safety and on the existing interrelationships between safety and sustainability, will consider how these can be addressed in an integrated way and will identify pragmatic approaches for managing such interrelationships in practice. Read more →

Target Audience

The conference aims to bring together the safety and sustainable communities, with a focus on those involved in radioactive waste management (including spent fuel management), decommissioning, environmental protection and remediation. The conference objective is to also engage with a broad representation of government officials, regulators, industry, and civil society, including non-governmental organizations and academic institutions.

Since the outreach to the sustainability community is essential, Member States are encouraged to extend the designation for this conference to other bodies with specialized expertise in sustainability and sustainable development.

The IAEA welcomes and encourages the participation of women, early career professionals and individuals from developing countries.



A limited amount of space will be available for commercial vendors’ displays/exhibits during the conference. Interested parties should contact the Scientific Secretariat by email ICWEDR2023@iaea.org before 19 April 2023.

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